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01-21-2010 11:09 PM  8 years agoPost 1
petmotel

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I've been wanting a large electric for a while now. As far as I know, the choices are pretty limited, with some new players readying product for the near future.

Almost went for an Align 700 e-conversion, but instead put my name on a pre-order list for a flybarless Rave ENV. I have the utmost in confidence this will be released in a timely manner, and will have few teething problems.

I'd like a Henseleit Rigid, but it's just not practical in terms of part support, or time of delivery. I would have been willing to try the RJX also, but again no decent US support.

I'd already have bought an E-Avant if it had been released as scheduled, for me that ship has sailed.

Just wondering if anyone else is in the same boat, if so what are your plans.

Jay

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01-21-2010 11:20 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I want the E-Aurora first and foremost but something tells me we may be waiting a long time. The Henseliet looks nice, but I get the feeling as the dollar depreciates, an expensive helicopter will get even more expensive. I think the Rave is a belt drive tail, so that's out for me.

In the end, it will probably be a Trex 700E.

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01-21-2010 11:30 PM  8 years agoPost 3
phattalon

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The Rave ENV is torque tube.

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01-22-2010 12:46 PM  8 years agoPost 4
fenderstrat

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I am waiting on the new Compass 600hv to come out but the 700hv is also right behind it,might be something to consider

although I have a feeling you knew this already

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01-22-2010 01:15 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Steff Giguere

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Synergy is coming out with E9 frames.

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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01-22-2010 01:48 PM  8 years agoPost 6
petmotel

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I am waiting on the new Compass 600hv to come out but the 700hv is also right behind it,might be something to consider

although I have a feeling you knew this already
LOL, how's it going fender, hope you got that engine sorted out!

Ya the Compass electrics look to be very interesting, it's hard for me not to jump on one of those. Unfortunately, the instability of the Compass distributorship has me abandoning them altogether. No more new Compass for me.

steffgiguere, got a handy link for the Synergy E-conversion? That sounds interesting!

I never really figured I'd be an electric kinda guy, but every since I flew my first 600 size electric, I've become hooked. Electric power just dwarfs any other power system! I still like the flight times of the nitros in warmer weather, but the electrics definitely get the nod in cold weather. The short flight duration isn't necessarily a bad thing in wintertime .

Jay

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01-22-2010 02:18 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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The short duration of electric flight is OK if you have lots of batteries, and as the price of the 6S 5000mAh batteries drop, it makes 700 electrics much more reasonable.

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01-22-2010 05:06 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Big Electrics

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petmotel
I am in the process of of building a 90 size electric. I also have been wanting one since my switch to electric as my favorite heli before this was the Hirobo Freya. Would not mind having an Avant 90E or even a Synergy 90E but I want to put something together by spring so I will be going with a T-REX 700 conversion. The two I would suggest are the Neu or KDE conversions. I myself after researching the two am going with the KDE conversion and a Neu motor on 12S.

I only need one!

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01-22-2010 05:26 PM  8 years agoPost 9
ZyBeR

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Stockholm, Sweden

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I was in the same situation before xmas, I went with a Minicopter Joker 3 FBL.
Really high quality kit.

http://www.minicopter.de/en/index.html

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01-22-2010 10:00 PM  8 years agoPost 10
merxz

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I think the new kasama is worth mentioning.
That who'd be my choice for 90E

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01-23-2010 05:39 AM  8 years agoPost 11
helicraze

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I know what your saying.

I converted my 2 logos to 700 stretch with metal heads, vbar, 12S etc, flies nice by not as big or heavy as a real 90.

Bought a henseleit TDR, beautiful machines, fantastic to fly, got another coming.

The aurora really suprised me as spares very expensive compared to mikado or henseleit (depends what parts), the kasama and aurora are the only ones i would consider but i fly stick 12S packs so no go there. Also the kasama needs the motor shaft installed the other way from the pics i saw not exactly something I want to do to my $350US motor, I just want to fly it.

Mikado should be releasing a real 700 this year so I will buy 2 and replace my logos I converted.

The rave I did not see many pics and what i saw did not really appeal to me. Curtis thumbs don't come with his kits!

This should be a good year, with all the lipo/charger/700E helis coming

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01-23-2010 05:49 AM  8 years agoPost 12
littleman

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Pasadena, Ca

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helicraze,
just so you know the Rave can take 12S sticks.
A.J.

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01-23-2010 02:27 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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So to get a Henselieit TDR, you get on the waiting list and then someday you get a call from Jan himself to sell you a heli? What happens when you crash and need more parts? Do you get back in line? I've heard the line is currently about 1 1/2 years long. I've done enough waiting with Miniature Aircraft. I don't think I want to go down that road again.

In 1 1/2 years, the E-Aurora may actually be available.

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01-23-2010 02:52 PM  8 years agoPost 14
fla heli boy

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oh no, not another countdown!!!

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01-23-2010 03:00 PM  8 years agoPost 15
petmotel

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I was in the same situation before xmas, I went with a Minicopter Joker 3 FBL
I took a good hard look at the Joker 3, and really liked what I was seeing, but the US dealer didn't have kits in stock. I may still send them an e-mail and see what delivery time is looking like, and ask how well stocked their parts inventory is.

Ya gotta love the German engineering/build quality! Must be why their machines are so hard to come by. The DD machine is interesting, with a separate motor driving the tail rotor. Too much electronic gear for a sport machine IMO.

Jay

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01-23-2010 11:35 PM  8 years agoPost 16
helicraze

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Current wait on the TDR is about 1 year, but the parts are no 1 priority and always in stock (generally) so no problem there.

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01-26-2010 03:11 PM  8 years agoPost 17
GM1

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Tallahassee, Florida US

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Freya Evo 90 conversion
I just finished converting a CCPM Evo 90 to electric using the TMRF conversion. Am using a Castle ICE 80, X-era 4030 motor, and two 6S 5000mah batteries. It pulls about 70 amps and about 3800-4000 watts max. I have about 25 flights on it and so far it has been great. If you HAVE an Evo, it might be cost effective to convert it.
Gordie

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